A Jersey Grant of Probate or letters of administration are required when the total value of the Jersey assets held by the deceased person domiciled outside of Jersey exceeds £10,000.
The process and documents required for the application in Jersey will depend on whether the deceased left a will covering Jersey assets or not, and on whether a grant of probate, letters of administration, or the equivalent has been obtained in the foreign jurisdiction of domicile.
Applications for probate in Jersey (other than Fast Track applications) must be made in person. To avoid the necessity of coming to Jersey it is possible for the executor or administrator to appoint an attorney in Jersey to appear before the Registrar of Probate and make the application. Viberts offer professional executor services and can sensitively and diligently assist in obtaining probate and deal with the administration and distribution of the estate on your behalf.
What is required?
Much will depend upon the process being used but, in most cases, the following information and documentation is required:
- The original will be covering Jersey assets, or a special court authenticated copy of the grant and will (this differs depending upon the jurisdiction).
- The original or a certified true copy of the death certificate.
- Copies of any other wills made by the deceased
- Renunciations, where applicable.
- Official English translations where necessary.
- Information as to the source of the Jersey wealth of the deceased.
- The value of the Jersey assets as at date of death.
- Provision for Jersey stamp duty as per the tariff below.
All documentation submitted in support of the application (other than the death certificate) is retained at the Probate Registry, including any original wills submitted.